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4 Steps to Follow After Water Damage

Aug 8, 2017

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Water damage in your home can be a very serious and costly issue that could lead to more problems if it is not fixed quickly.  If your home has suffered from water damage, there are several steps you should follow. 

Identify Water Source

If you have water damage in your home, the first thing you need to do is identify the problem.  Water damage could come from a broken pipe, a backed up sewer line, an older leaking roof, or many other sources.  Once you have identified the issue, you should look for ways to prevent further damage.  This could include turning off the water supply or placing buckets strategically to catch falling water.  

Contact Professional

After you have identified the source of the water, the next step is to call a professional to your home.  A professional water damage restoration company, such as ServiceMaster of Spartanburg, can handle all aspects of the restoration process.  This will include removing standing water, drying all walls and carpeting, and determining ways to prevent mold growth and further damage.  

Insurance Company

Once the water damage restoration company is onsite, your next step should be to call your insurance company. Make sure to take plenty of photos of the incident for your records and to share with the insurance company.  Depending on your policy, the costs associated with the water damage restoration could be fully reimbursed.  The water damage restoration company will be able to provide all necessary information about the scope and cost of the damage to your insurance company.  This will greatly increase the chance of claim approval.  

Fix Underlying Issue

Finally, once the water damage has been restored, you will need to fix the underlying issue to prevent this from occurring again.  This could include hiring a plumber or roofer to diagnose and repair the existing issue. 

Water damage can be a very significant issue that can cause permanent damage to your home or potentially cause health issues if it is not addressed immediately.  The experts at ServiceMaster of Spartanburg understand the severity of the issue and are ready to answer your questions, schedule a service and provide more information.

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